ANDThese are the first trucks of humanitarian aid sent by the UN to arrive in Syria after the earthquake last Monday.
They have crossed the Bab al-Hawa border, the only one authorized to deliver aid from Turkey. It is an area controlled by opposition groups and rebels to Basar al Asad.
International sanctions make it difficult for more aid to arrive. The UN has called for good sense through the Norwegian diplomat Geir Otto PedersenUnited Nations special envoy for Syria: “Emergency response must not be politicized. Instead, we must focus on what is urgently needed to help the men, women and children, those we can still save, those whose lives are devastated by one of the world’s most catastrophic earthquakes. than the region has seen in nearly a century.”
The provisional balance of victims is already around three thousand dead inside Syria. The authorities are completely overwhelmed.
They do not have enough rescue teams or hospitals to care for the injured and they blame international sanctions for the situation.
After twelve years of war, millions of Syrians in the northwest of the country live in poverty and depend on international aid to survive.
Source: Euronews Español